Beekeeping Book Reviews

Welcome to a new feature of the Bee Smart website.  The Bee Smart project is essentially made up of three parts.  There is the Video component which focuses on presentation.  There are the podcasts which focus on articulation.  The third, the website here, is mostly focused on collation.  That is, the collection and arrangement of information in such a way as to be useful.

One of the best uses of the blog section of this website is to bring you information about resources as we come across them.  Reviewing books is an excellent example of just that.  We plan to review new books, old books and all beekeeping books in between.

Keeping in line with the goals of the Bee Smart project, when books are reviewed, we want to judge based on overall usefulness, accuracy of information, and if it’s entertaining or not.

So, there will bee 3 grade areas of 1 to 5 bees for each.  1 beeing worst and 5 being best.  You will see how well each book scores in accuracy and information, interest value and entertainment and practicality or how well a reader can realistically apply or put to use what they get from the book.

In addition, each book will get an overall average of the 3 scoring areas.

In presenting each books, reviews will include notes or specific examples of the things being described to help our website readers see how or why the reviewer came to their conclusions.

We have currently a few people who will bee writing these reviews but we welcome our community members to “apply” as it were to bee a or “the” official book reviewer(s) for the Bee Smart project.

If you want to read beekeeping books and review them here, send a review based on the above described methods for doing reviews to: beesmart@bbe-tech.com.stay tuned, the first review debuts on Thursday, December 29th.

Author: Big Bear

Owner of BBE-Tech Apiary Services and professional apiarist. Beekeeping instructor at Metro Community College. Exec. Producer, Director and Host of Bee Smart beekeeping project podcast and videos.

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